Tag: European Commission

EU’s New Weapon in Rule-of-Law Battle With Poland, Hungary: Money

BRUSSELS—The European Union has begun withholding funds from Poland and Hungary, escalating the battle over democratic standards that is deepening the East-West divide in the...

Thousands join Budapest Pride march against anti-LGBTQ law

Thousands of Hungarians joined the annual Budapest Pride march on Saturday to support LGBTQ people and protest against a law that limits teaching about homosexuality...

WTO inches forward in Covid vaccine patent waiver talks

After months of debate, WTO members on Wednesday took a first, small step towards a deal aimed at boosting production of Covid vaccines and treatments...

Belarus scrambles jet to force plane to land and arrests opponent, sparking fury

Authorities in Belarus scrambled a fighter jet and flagged what turned out to be a false bomb alert to force a Ryanair plane to land...

EU Parliament refuses to endorse investment pact with China after India Summit

Close on the heels of the EU’s decision to resume FTA talks with India, Members of European Parliament (MEPs) hardened their position against China by...

PM Modi-27 EU leaders to announce resumption of FTA talks at Saturday summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and European Union leaders are expected to announce on Saturday resumption of free trade agreement (FTA) talks that were deadlocked over...

How the EU and AstraZeneca ended up in court, and what next

The European Commission has launched legal proceedings against Anglo-Swedish drugmaker for not respecting its contract for the supply of COVID-19 vaccines, and for not having...

HODL your horses, cryptos face possible hurdles ahead, experts say

Evolving rules, environmental concerns and competition from central banks threaten to undermine many of the world’s fast-growing crypto assets, crypto and macro experts said, while...

After top level conversation, EU activates emergency protocol, supplies being rushed to India

The European Union has activated an emergency protocol is rushing emergency medical aid, including hundreds of oxygen concentrators and ventilators, following a request for assistance...

EU throws weight behind Pfizer-BioNTech and new technology

In a stinging rebuke to pharma giant AstraZeneca, the European Union on Wednesday announced plans to negotiate a massive contract extension for Pfizer-BioNTech‘s COVID-19 vaccine...

EU regulator approves Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine

The European Union‘s medicines regulator approved the single-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine on Thursday — the fourth jab to get the green light for...

EU seeks more Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, eyes deals with Valneva, Novavax

BRUSSELS/MILAN, – The European Union is in talks with Moderna to order more of its COVID-19 vaccine despite the company seeking a higher price, and...

Europe vaccine effort gets boost as Asia battles clusters

London: Europe rushed to bulk buy more coronavirus vaccine doses and approved more drugs on Friday, as millions in China and Australia faced tough restrictions...

Hong Kong arrests 53 for plot to ‘overthrow’ govt in latest crackdown on dissent

HONG KONG: Hong Kong police arrested 53 people in dawn raids on democracy activists on Wednesday in the biggest crackdown since China last year imposed...

BioNTech founders warn of vaccine supply gaps

BERLIN: BioNTech is working flat out with partner Pfizer to boost production of their COVID-19 vaccine, its founders said, warning there would be gaps in...

Britain’s years-long battle over Brexit

LONDON: From Britain’s shock vote to leave the European Union in a 2016 referendum to a Christmas Eve trade deal after months of talks, Brexit...

New Indo-EU pact will enable Indian talents to join research teams in Europe | India News

NEW DELHI: The European Commission and the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) signed an arrangement on Wednesday to enhance scientific cooperation and enable...

India, EU to explore meeting ground, start afresh on FTA during summit | India News

NEW DELHI: India and EU will try and explore meeting ground on the scope of free trade agreement during the virtual summit on Wednesday with...

In German tech giant Wirecard’s fall, charges of lies, spies and missing billions

By Liz Alderman and Christopher F. Schuetze In the elite corridors of corporate Germany, Markus Braun had become a legend. A little-known entrepreneur until just...

European Commission to unveil strategy to exit virus lockdown

Brussels: The European Commission will on Wednesday unveil a plan for the bloc to ease out of a virus lockdown that has dealt a body...